Love Hymn

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What is love? Today I have read this letter again, and I believe it is the most complete description of Love.

From St.Paul’s Hymn to love

Love is patient and kind,

Love is not jealous and boastful,

It is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

It is not irritable or resentful;

It does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things,

Believes all things,

Hopes all things,

Endures all things.

Love never ends;

Dom 💓💓💓

Photo credit: detail from an ancient Roman vase (Palazzo Massimo – Rome)

It’s only…

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I can’t cope with everything

I am feeling exhausted,

I am drained to my bones

saturated with too much.

When will it be over?

When is life Starting?

No. Life is here within me

We need to prioritise

Our daily aims.

Up tomorrow I am posting only once a week

Just for my Pop Art Enigma –

I am going to bed at 9.30

No matter what –

I am going to start reading a book

A week and then write a decent review –

I am going for a walk

Every two days –

My children will give up sports

Music, drama and extracurricular activities.

Really, I feel not in touch with me and myself.

I feel a used person

Even ab-used. 

I need to get in touch with me and immerse in myself

Again.

Goodbye to you all

For a while.

 

Dom 💓💓💓

My Brilliant Friend ~ by Elena Ferrante

Undeniably a great novel, really well written. It develops the story of two friends, Elena and Lila. Everything is told by Elena, the narrator. So it is always her point of view on the matters. Naples becomes an universal place where I believe everyone can identify himself/herself, that is why for me this series has become so worldwide acclaimed.
I won’t spoil the story itself, as you know it is a story that goes on in other 3 novels. However, shame on me, even if I can’t deny the power of this writer (I read it in Italian) her astonishing way of representing the everyday life in poor suburban Neapolitan areas, of so many women, their conditions, their struggles, their fragilities, their strength… well, despite everything I couldn’t get involved with or love both Elena or Lila. I think I will listen to the audiobooks of the other 3 novels, during the summer while lying on the beach just to know where Lila has gone. At the age of 66.

RATING: 7/10📖📖📖📖📖📖📖

GENRE: contemporary fiction/ bildungsroman/ Romance?

BOOK DETAILS: Link to book details on  Amazon.com  ~  Amazon.it

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elena Greco and Lila (Raffaella) Cerullo and their families and friends.

SETTING : Naples – Italy,  poor suburbs

POINT OF VIEW: Elena  – first person narrator

HOW I MET THIS BOOK: I gave it as a present, just because I had read many reviews about it, each one with a praise.  Then one of my friends, Giulia (a talented writer, I really hope she will publish her book sooner or later), Giulia gave it to me as a present last September.

~ ~ ~

ADDRESS TO THE AUTHOR:

I don’t know who you are, you won’t even read my modest review,  however I believe you are a great inner connoisseur of the female world. No one can do better, and put it down on page.

Dom